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Kansas State calling 3-star KU OL commit

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Louisville (Ky.) Ballard offensive lineman Joey Bloomfield gave his verbal pledge to Kansas last month, but with his high school season off to a solid start, interest in the three-star is picking up.
The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Bloomfield recently picked up an offer from Miami (Ohio) and one of the Jayhawks biggest rivals is also showing increased interest.
"Kansas State is showing a lot of interest," said Bloomfield, who insists that despite the love from the top 10 Wildcats, he's still 100 percent committed to Kansas. "… I have the utmost respect for Coach Weis and the coaching staff and that's where I'm planning to play next year."
But even the committed Bloomfield had to admit that getting recognized for his talents by new schools is a good feeling.
"It's always good when a powerhouse like Kansas State shows you interest," he said. "But I feel like Kansas is going to be there in a few years, too."
Bloomfield, who is anchoring Ballard's offensive line at left tackle, while also seeing time on the defensive line, said he's not worried about the Jayhawks 1-3 start to the year.
"They did start of a little bit slow but this is a rebuilding year and I know KU will be a powerhouse again in a few years," he said. "Coach Weis and the whole staff are doing a fantastic job and it's going to take a little bit to turn the program around but it's going to happen."
Bloomfield is hoping to see Weis' rebuilding efforts in person for a game this season, but has yet to schedule an official or unofficial visit.
He said that even though new schools are making a run at him, it's likely that he'll take his official visit after the season to Lawrence, and that will be the only trip he takes.
"Right now I'm not sure if I'm going to take any other official visits than the one to Kansas," Bloomfield said. "I plan to take my official visit after the season in December and I hope to make it to a game for an unofficial. I just have to see how my season plays out."
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